What’s Going On?

What’s Going On?

Who am I? Why am I here? Have these questions crossed your mind? The first concerns meaning, the second, purpose. In his Confessions, St. Augustine wrote, “Thou hast formed us for Thyself and our hearts are restless till … Read the rest

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Psalm of the Cross

Psalm of the Cross

But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts (Psalm 22:9).

Do you ever find it difficult to trust God? If so, an important key to help you is … Read the rest

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Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

Are you a leader? If you think of leadership only as a rare spiritual gift (Romans 12:6-8), you’ll likely answer, “No.” Certainly God calls some to a unique level of leadership in the church, and their special role deserves special … Read the rest

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Disunity in Christ

Disunity in Christ

I grew up in a low-income, inner city area in Houston, Texas, and my high school mainly consisted of African-American and Hispanic students. In that building, the young girls avoided a certain staircase where many of the African-American boys lingered.… Read the rest

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Uniting the Testaments

Uniting the Testaments

Something is always lost in translation. That is a sickening axiom to all who have a sacred book in their non-native tongue. But because it is true, we are forced to translate in imaginative ways in order to benefit the … Read the rest

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Claimed by the Shepherd

Claimed by the Shepherd

I am a veterinary epidemiologist. I wake up at 4 a.m. and plod barefoot through my morning routine: Put kettle on, switch off outside lights, let Bernie (my baby Saint Bernard) in for a cuddle, make coffee, help Bernie onto … Read the rest

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Identify Yourself

Identify Yourself

Republican or Democrat? Conservative or liberal? Cubs or Dodgers? Seahawks or Cowboys? There are countless ways to identify oneself. And though we may not be an actual player on a favorite sports team, we still identify with it, exulting, “We … Read the rest

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His Struggles and Ours

His Struggles and Ours

The story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness is one of the most striking and memorable in the New Testament (Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12, 13; Luke 4:1-13). Temptations to turn stones into bread, to leap from high pinnacles, and to … Read the rest

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Christ Alone

Christ Alone

The phrase Christ alone is at the center of the well-known declaration of the sixteenth century Reformers. They based their teachings on God’s justification of those who come to Him by His sovereign grace alone, through faith alone, grounded in … Read the rest

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Current Issue

Current Issue

The January-February 2017 issue of the Bible Advocate is now available.

BA Extras

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